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Appraising Nigerian Development: Implications for the Theories of Development

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dc.contributor.author Olowu, Dele en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:31:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:31:14Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-19 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/640
dc.description.abstract "The literature on development has emphasized economic growth almost to the exclusion of all other indicators of social change. Indeed it used to be argued that strong, highly centralised governments were necessary for the prosecution of the goals of economic growth and development in the Third World. Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, provided one of the best illustrations of this kind of reasoning. Competitive party politics in a relatively decentralised federal system led to economic rut and the collapse of the First Republic (1960-1966). On the other hand, strong and hierachically centralised military governance between 1966 and 1979 was reputed to have led to remarkable socioeconomic development. The purpose of this paper is to critically examine these claims both from the points of view of economic, social, and political change in Nigeria and underscore the implications for development theory. The paper will therefore be sub-divided into three major sections as follows: (1) The Development Debate, (2) Appraisal of the Nigerian Development Process, and (3) Towards an Integrated View of Development." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject economic development en_US
dc.title Appraising Nigerian Development: Implications for the Theories of Development en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Nigeria en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Mini-Conference of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates April 19-21, 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US
dc.submitter.email adingman@indiana.edu en_US

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